Legislative Deputy Speaker to Run for Taichung City Mayor 綠擬徵召蔡其昌.徐定禎.劉建國 參選中苗雲

President and DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen presided over an election nomination meeting on April 25. Legislative Deputy Speaker Tsai Chi-chang will run for Taichung City mayor.


On the 24th, the Democratic Progressive Party confirmed Legislative Deputy Speaker Tsai Chi-chang as its Taichung City mayor candidate. Tsai began canvassing the following day with the party's city council candidates. In response to criticism that he was campaigning without resigning from his deputy speaker post first, Tsai said he has many titles and if he has to resign, so does every other candidate with other positions.

Tsai Chi-chang, Taichung City Mayor Candidate (DPP): “Many people run for office while holding other positions, including the incumbent mayor. Should she resign to run against me? Everyone has other positions. Some have many positions in both the public and private sectors. Like I said, these are campaign strategy and rhythm issues.”

Tsai got the nod over lawmaker Ho Hsin-chun and former Taichung City Transportation Director Wang Yi-chuan and will run against incumbent Lu Shiow-yen. The DPP is fielding former Toufen City Mayor Hsu Ting-chen in Miaoli County and lawmaker Liu Chien-kuo in Yunlin County. Liu will run against incumbent Chang Li-shan. The Kuomintang's Taichung office says Lu resigned from her legislative seat to run for Taichung City mayor in 2018 and Tsai should do the same.

Lin Min-lin, Commissioner, KMT Taichung Office: “Didn't the DPP use to promote its so-called standard of resigning before running so that the candidate could focus on campaigning? Since that's the case, I hope the DPP won't make the people think they are hypocrites with double standards.” 

The DPP's three nominations will be submitted to the party's Central Executive Committee on the 27th for approval. The nine-in-one elections will be held at the end of the year.

 

 

 

站上戰車向民眾揮手,民進黨選對會昨日拍板,同意徵召立法院副院長蔡其昌參選台中市長,定案後隔天蔡其昌隨即陪同黨籍市議員參選人掃街。國民黨籍現任市長盧秀燕則沒有公開行程,並未發表看法。蔡其昌面對外界質疑他帶職參選表示自己職銜很多,若要辭職、則標準要統一。

民進黨台中市長參選人蔡其昌表示:「帶職參選的很多,市長也帶職參選,她現在也是市長,她還是帶職啊,她要不要先辭掉來跟我選,帶職參選這個職,大家都有職,而且職還很多,公私立都有,我講過這次選戰策略跟節奏的問題。」

民進黨台中市長人選,先前有前台中市交通局長王義川以及現任立委何欣純表態爭取,但最後由蔡其昌脫穎而出,將對決現任市長盧秀燕。

民進黨選對會另外在苗栗縣推出前頭份市長徐定禎應戰,國民黨籍縣長徐耀昌卸任後接棒人選未定。雲林縣將由立委劉建國對上現任縣長張麗善。國民黨台中市黨部則強調,蔡其昌應該要比照盧秀燕2018年競選市長時,辭立委投入選戰,才能證明決心。

國民黨台中市黨部主委林敏霖表示:「過去民進黨不是都拿著所謂的標準,就是說要辭掉現在的職務才能專心的參選,那當然我也希望民進黨不要讓我們鄉親一直認為,民進黨都是有兩套標準。」

民進黨選對會建議徵召3縣市長人選後,預計27日提交中執會,進行徵召提名作業。年底九合一選舉,縣市長藍綠兩黨人選逐漸浮現,第三勢力也躍躍欲試,選戰將越來越白熱化。

 

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